Ed Asner

Ed Asner was born on 1929-11-15 at Kansas City, Missouri, United States. His net worth is $12 Million. He is American born Actor, Voice Actor, Film Producer, Former President of the Screen Actors Guild. He has been seen in movies “The Outer Limits” (1963), “Off The Rack” (1985), “Batman: The Animated Series” (1992-1994), “Captain Planet And Planeteers” (1990-1995), “The Boondocks” (2005-2014), “Frozen In Time” (2014), “Up” (2009).

Facts of Ed Asner

Full NameEd Asner
Net Worth$12 Million
Date Of BirthNovember 15, 1929
Age90 years 7 months
Place Of BirthKansas City, Missouri, United States
Height5 ft 6 in (1.7 m)
ProfessionActor, Voice Actor, Film Producer, Former President of the Screen Actors Guild
EducationWyandotte High School, University of Chicago
SpouseCindy Gilmore (m. 1998–2007), Nancy Sykes (m. 1959–1988)
ChildrenMatthew Asner, Kate Asner, Charles Asner, Liza Asner
ParentsMorris David Asner, Lizzie Seliger
NicknamesEdward Asner , Edward Asher , Eddie Asner , Edward David Asner , Edward "Ed" Asner
AwardsEmmy Award, Golden Globes, Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama Series, Screen Actors Guild Ralph Morgan Award (2000) Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award (2002),Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance in a Guest Role (2017)
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer In An Animated Progra...
Movies“The Outer Limits” (1963), “Off The Rack” (1985), “Batman: The Animated Series” (1992-1994), “Captain Planet And Planeteers” (1990-1995), “The Boondocks” (2005-2014), “Frozen In Time” (2014), “Up” (2009)
TV Shows“The Mary Tyler Moore Show”, “Michael, Tuesdays and Thursdays”, “The Glades” (2013), “Stoney Burke”, “The Reporter”, “W.I.T.C.H.”
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Quotes of Ed Asner

1[on Wendell Corey] He said he used to piss her [Barbara Stanwyck] off all the time because she is so meticulous. If her call was for ten, she would show up at 9:30. So he knew how bugged she got with him because he was always late. Even if he was there on time, he'd hover outside the stage door until it was one or two minutes past and then come onto the stage--just to get her goat!
2[on his acting projects nowadays] I tour with a one-man show, and I do movies, if you're making them.
3[on law enforcement interaction with people with autism] They've got to assess the situation and respond accordingly, and hopefully, amicably treat sufferers from autism.
4Raising kids is part joy and part guerrilla warfare.
5To my knowledge, there is no blacklist. But there is a mindset, even among liberal producers, that says, "He may be difficult so let's avoid him".
6[on the history of American foreign policy] I also think that there is a strong streak of racism, whenever we engage in foreign adventures. Our whole history in regime change has been of people of different color.
7[on making the transition from the comedy Mary Tyler Moore (1970) to its dramatic spin-off series Lou Grant (1977)] We were really worried about changing over from a three-camera, half-hour comedy to a one-camera, full-hour drama. The audience wasn't ready for the switch--even CBS billed us in their promos as a comedy. In fact, the whole thing was impossible. But we didn't know that.

Quick Facts of Ed Asner

1Alongside Norman Lloyd, William Daniels, Christopher Lee, Dick Van Dyke, Ernest Borgnine, Mickey Rooney, Betty White, Angela Lansbury, Adam West, William Shatner, Marla Gibbs, Larry Hagman, Florence Henderson, Shirley Jones and Alan Alda, Asner is one of the few actors in Hollywood who lived into their 80s and/or 90s without ever either retiring from acting or having stopped getting work.
2Before his future Lou Grant (1977) co-star Linda Kelsey would star opposite Asner in the series, she guest-starred on 1 episode of the parent series, Mary Tyler Moore (1970), which also featured Asner, playing the same character.
3He has played the same character (Lou Grant) in four different series: Mary Tyler Moore (1970), Rhoda (1974), Lou Grant (1977) and Roseanne (1988).
4Best known by the public for his role as Lou Grant on Mary Tyler Moore (1970) and for his starring role on the spin-off of the title character in Lou Grant (1977).
5Acting mentor and friends of: Linda Kelsey and Daryl Anderson.
6He has made guest appearances on both Hawaii Five-O (1968) and Hawaii Five-0 (2010).
7He supplied the voice of J. Jonah Jameson, the editor of the Daily Bugle, in Spider-Man (1994) and the voice of Ben Parker, the uncle of Peter Parker / Spider-Man whose murder inspires him to become a superhero, in The Spectacular Spider-Man (2008).
8He played Jabba the Hutt in the NPR radio dramatization of "Return of the Jedi" (1996).
9Is the parent of a child with autism.
10Was raised in an Orthodox Jewish family.
11Has played Santa Claus 5 times; in Elf (2003), The Ellen Show (2001), Olive, the Other Reindeer (1999), The Story of Santa Claus (1996) and in an episode of Highway to Heaven.
12Announced the news of Steve Ihnat's sudden death (in Cannes, France) on the Emmy telecast.
13Has won more Emmys, 7, as an actor than any other male performer.
14Father of Matthew Asner and Kate Asner.
15Credited as assisted in funding for Roger & Me (1989).
16Only actor to win Emmys for playing the same character (Lou Grant) in both a comedy (Mary Tyler Moore (1970)) and a drama (Lou Grant (1977)).
17Was a member of the Compass Players, a predecessor to the famed Second City of Chicago.
18His wife's nephew, Gavin Newsom, was elected mayor of San Francisco in 2003.
19Has been a longtime supporter and admirer of the convicted cop murderer, Black Panther and radical activist Mumia Abu-Jamal. He believes in Mumia Abu-Jamal's innocence and has long opposed the death penalty.
20On October 6th & 7th, 2001, he attended the "Hollywood Collectors & Celebrities Show", at Beverly Garland's Holiday Inn, in North Hollywood, California.
21A long-time political activist, he accused the CBS network of cancelling Lou Grant (1977) over his publicized disapproval of the United States involvement in Central America.
22(1981-1985) President of Screen Actors Guild (SAG).
23Engaged to Cindy Gilmore in 1991.
24He had a son, Charles, in 1987 with Carol Jean Vogelman.
25Father-in-law of Jules Asner from 1992 to 1996.

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